Key statistics in Malta 2017

Malta Country Drug Report 2017

Key statistics

Most recent estimates and data reported

  EU range
  Year Country data Min. Max.
Cannabis
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 12.6 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2013 0.9 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 9 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 29 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 4 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 106 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 69.9 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 132 14 164 760
Potency herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 5.5-11 0 46
Potency resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 3.5-11 0 87.4
Price per gram herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-28 0.6 31.1
Price per gram resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-30 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.8 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 16 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 40 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 21.2 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 156 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-22 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 18-80 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.7 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 0 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 1 1 10 388
Purity amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 100
Price per gram amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 0.1 3.4
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 1 0 2
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 2 0 2
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2015 1 404 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 46 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 7-10 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2015 6 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 73 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 29 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 4 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 35 2 12 271
Purity heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-30 0 96
Price per gram heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 60-78 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 0 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 0.5 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 35.7 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) No data No data 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths all adults (cases/million population) 2015 27.7 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 340 644 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015 1 026 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 1 829 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 276 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 472 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 359 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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